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Norwegian lawyer lambastes Nobel Committee for promoting controversy, ill will
A Norwegian lawyer reiterated his criticism against the Nobel Committee on Wednesday for awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to a convicted Chinese criminal, as many countries have declined to attend Friday's award ceremony.
Attorney: Nothing wrong with Balto. Co. schools' AIM grading
Says Hairston acted within authority to sign away rights to software developed by staff Baltimore County School Superintendent Joe A. Hairston acted within his authority when he signed an agreement that allowed an assistant superintendent to gain financially from the sale of an online grading program created in part by school system employees, according to an attorney for the board of education.
Assange Lawyer: Rape Allegations a "Stitch Up"
Stephens Claims Swedish Prosecutor is Withholding Evidence Needed to Prepare Defense; says Case "Uncannily Timed"
L'Oreal: European Court Of Justice Lawyer's Opinion Is Balanced
L'Oreal: European Court Of Justice Lawyer's Opinion Is Balanced
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Sterger lawyer: NFL's Favre investigation complete
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The NFL has wrapped up its investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate phone messages and photos to a New York Jets game hostess two years ago, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Assange Accusers 'Treated Like Perpetrators'
The two Swedish women who have accused Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes including rape are angry at the suggestion that their claims are politically motivated, the women's lawyer said today. "They were attacked by Mr. Assange and then they are treated like perpetrators themselves," attorney Claes Borgstrom told ABC News. "He has molested them and then sacrificed them for his own ...
Attorney James W. Conboy
FORT PLAIN/ ST. JOHNSVILLE- Attorney James W. Conboy, 87, passed away on December 7, 2010 at Little Falls Hospital.
Lawyer in SC plagiarism row himself denies plagiarism charges
Lawyer Harry Roque on Thursday denied an accusation hurled at him by a lawyers' group which claimed he had published a plagiarized article.
Serie A strike as good as off: Juventus lawyer
Juventus's lawyer, who is representing the Italian Football League in negotiations with the Players' Union, claimed on Thursday that this weekend's proposed Serie A player strike is unlikely to go ahead.
Jordan names first woman chief district attorney
Jordan on Thursday appointed a woman as chief district attorney of the country's capital, marking the first time a woman has held a top prosecutor's post in the pro-American Arab kingdom.
Nodine's attorney challenges investigator in Angel Downs death over observations of bruising
Defense attorney Dennis Knizley this morning went after the lead detective in the Stephen Nodine murder investigation, challenging his observations of bruises on the arm of shooting victim Angel Downs.
Attorney General reaches settlement with Summit Health
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that the Attorney General's Health Care Section has reached a $508,000 settlement with Summit Health, the parent company for Chambersburg Hospital and Wayn
Swedish lawyer backs Assange
Bjorn Hurtig, the Swedish lawyer for the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has said he believes his client may be the target of two vindictive former admirers.
McKenna, Republican attorney general candidate, cited for fund-raising error
Former Republican attorney general candidate James P. McKenna was cited for a campaign violation by the states Office of Campaign and Political Finance, but was not fined or penalized because he immediately fixed the error.
Zimbabwe deputy PM, lawyer warn against rushed polls
Zimbabwe's deputy prime minister Thokozani Khupe on Thursday warned against rushed elections, while a leading lawyer said there would be a "bloodbath" if polls are held next year without international support.
Attorney General John Kroger calls out charities and pitches new legislation
The state offers tips on giving, including a searchable database of registered nonprofits.
Attorney General Holder says ban on Guantanamo transfers to US would set dangerous precedent
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says Congress would be setting a dangerous precedent if it prohibited the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States where they could stand trial.
Attorney General Holder says ban on Guantanamo transfers to US would set dangerous precedent
Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that Congress would be setting a dangerous precedent if it prohibited the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States where they could stand trial.
Attorney for school board says nothing was wrong with Hairston's deal for AIM
An attorney for the Baltimore County Board of Education said this week that Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston acted within his authority when he signed an agreement that allowed an assistant superintendent to gain financially from the sale of an online grading program created, in part, by school...
A Lawyer Turns to Gender-Bent Cupcakes
A former real estate lawyer whips up pretty cupcakes—for dudes
Attorney Says Beaumont Police Showed Preferential Treatment
A southeast texas attorney says Beaumont police showed preferential treatment to one of their own.
Troy mayor, council divided on city attorney
With only $19,500 budgeted for the position, the opening for Troy city attorney isn’t expected to attract many candidates.
Attorney seeks dismissal of unlawful sex charges against Tanya Thienngern, claiming car accident injuries left her ...
SANTA CRUZ - The attorney for an Aptos teacher accused of having an intimate relationship with a 17-year-old student was in court Thursday seeking to have the case against her dismissed, saying injuries she suffered when struck by a cab in San Francisco left her unable to defend herself.
Attorney says bullies fabricated Whitewater gun threat
Student had no access to gun, officials confirm; Attorney also says Whitewater student was taunted about interracial relationship An attorney who represents a Whitewater High School student accused of threatening to shoot two fellow students said today that her client never made any such threats. Moreover, a juvenile court official confirmed today that the student, who is charged with two counts ...
Attorney with ties to Quan challenged in gang case
Oakland City Attorney John Russo has gone to court to try to get a law firm with close connections to the city's incoming mayor and City Council president disqualified from challenging a proposed injunction targeting...
Attorney General Proposes Statewide Expansion of DUI Program
HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Thursday proposed a statewide expansion of a pilot program that requires anyone arrested more than once for drunken driving to take a breath test twice a day. Bullock said the expansion would be the first step in his plan to toughen the state's drunken-driving laws. He is also proposing criminal penalties for drivers who refuse to take a blood or breath ...
Attorney for mom of missing 'Baby Gabriel' wants Texas detective to testify
The new attorney for the Tempe mother of missing ‘Baby Gabriel' Johnson is seeking a court order from Texas to require a San Antonio police detective to testify regarding an interview he had with El
Lawyer argues sex attack was sleepwalking
The only "plausible" explanation for Calgarian Gary Yuen's brutal attack on a $1,000-a-night sex worker was sleepwalking, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Lawyer Jonathan Savage cuts $30,000 from bill for running financially troubled Central Falls
Jonathan N. Savage, the court-appointed chief executive, cites city's fiscal state for the move
Lochte's Lawyer: DSC President Opposes Swim Team
The lawyer of Daytona State College swim coach Steve Lochte, currently in hot water for running a program who school officials said is out of control, says college concerns are secondary to the real reason the coach is under fire.
O.C. district attorney begins releasing detailed findings from officer-involved shootings
The office had previously provided only brief legal conclusions to police agencies. An open-government advocate applauds the policy change. The Orange County district attorney's office Thursday began publishing detailed findings from its reviews of officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths of inmates.
Attorney McCloud admits tax evasion
Colorful defense attorney Sam McCloud told a federal court he failed to report nearly $600,000 in income.
Rape case against Vic lawyer withdrawn
A high-profile Melbourne criminal lawyer accused of rape has had the case against him struck out of court.
Attorney plans civil suit against ex-police officer
BLADE STAFF An attorney for a man paralyzed when he was shot by an Ottawa Hills police officer during a 2009 traffic stop called recent attempts to settle the case in federal court “disappointing” and said the next step is to proceed with the civil litigation. Michael McCloskey filed a lawsuit in June, 2009, in U.S. District Court in Toledo against former Ottawa Hills Police Officer Thomas White ...
Client will seek stay of charges after identified in cellblock video, lawyer says
The lawyer for a man identified in one of two new Ottawa police cell block videos now under investigation by the OPP says her client intends to seek a stay of his charges.
Attorney with ties to Quan challenged in gang case
Oakland City Attorney John Russo has gone to court to try to get a law firm with close connections to the city's incoming mayor and City Council president disqualified from challenging a proposed injunction targeting...
District Attorney says no Brown Act violation regarding Councilmember Hernandez
Office Of The District Attorney County of Ventura, State of California Gregory D. Totten District Attorney December 8, 2010 Laurie Hernandez Council Member City of Fillmore 250 Central Avenue Fillmore, CA 93015 Re: Brown Act Issue Dear Ms. Hernandez:
Rape case against lawyer withdrawn
A high-profile criminal lawyer accused of rape has had the case against him struck out of court.
O.C. district attorney begins releasing detailed findings from officer-involved shootings
The office had previously provided only brief legal conclusions to police agencies. An open-government advocate applauds the policy change. The Orange County district attorney's office Thursday began publishing detailed findings from its reviews of officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths of inmates.
Attorney for Edmond soldier argues key evidence withheld
In a critical hearing for 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, the Edmond soldier's attorney argued Thursday that Behenna's 2009 conviction for unpremeditated murder should be overturned because key evidence was withheld ...
Attorney for Edmond soldier argues key evidence withheld
In a critical hearing for 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, the Edmond soldier's attorney argued Thursday that Behenna's 2009 conviction for unpremeditated murder should be overturned because key evidence was withheld ...
Attorney seeks dismissal of unlawful sex charges against Tanya Thienngern, claiming car accident injuries left her ...
SANTA CRUZ -- The attorney for an Aptos teacher accused of having an intimate relationship with a 17-year-old student was in court Thursday seeking to have the case against her dismissed, saying injuries she suffered when she was struck by a cab in San Francisco left her unable to defend herself.
Lawyer, all 4 plaintiffs have GOP backgrounds
The Indiana lawyer who is representing four Iowans in a lawsuit against the state Judicial Nominating Commission has a long record with the Republican Party and family values organizations.
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Lawyer Barred From Practicing Before SEC Sues
Lawyer Steven Altman sues (rather than appeals) to have the SEC's sanction against him undone, citin
Solano's district attorney joins in complaint against chiropractor
The Solano County District attorney filed a civil complaint against a Danville chiropractor Thursday said to have fraudulently lured patients into unnecessary and expensive treatments.
Lawyer: 'Animosity' fueled poor-box pilfer
A Boston man linked to a string of notorious poor-box thefts felt an "animosity" toward the Roman Catholic Church,...
Attorney plans civil suit against ex-police officer
BLADE STAFF An attorney for a man paralyzed when he was shot by an Ottawa Hills police officer during a 2009 traffic stop called recent attempts to settle the case in federal court “disappointing” and said the next step is to proceed with the civil litigation. Michael McCloskey filed a lawsuit in June, 2009, in U.S. District Court in Toledo against former Ottawa Hills Police Officer Thomas White ...